Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Admitted during the Oklahoma! (1955) commentary that, at one low point in her career when she wasn't getting as many movies and Jack Cassidy's Broadway career was faltering, she was seriously thinking of going back to school to become a veterinarian.

All 3 of her sons were delivered via Cesarean section.

Although in many ways she's like her wholesome public image, she does have another side to her personality, which shows in her liking books on true crime.

Began her career on Broadway at 18 in the original production of "South Pacific" in 1952.

Best known by the public for her starring role as Shirley Partridge on "The Partridge Family" (1970).

Born at 5:30 AM EST.

Featured performer at the 1988 Republican National Convention.

Filed a libel suit in 1985 against the National Enquirer after it wrote that she was "drinking vodka like it was water"; won a retraction and a settlement.

Filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court from Marty Ingels, but later withdrew the petition. Conflict between Ingels and Jones's sons (his version) and his outrageous behavior (her version) have caused them to separate several times in recent years, the longest being for 10 months in 2000. [1 March 2002]

Graduated from South Huntingdon High in 1952

Had her first date with Jack Cassidy in Paris while both were touring in a European stage production of "Oklahoma!"

Had wanted to become a veterinarian.

Has nine grandchildren: Caitlin Cassidy (b. 1981), John Cassidy (b. 1985), Juliet (b. 1998), Caleb (b. 2005), Roan (b. 2006), Lila (b. 2008) and Mairin (2011) via her son Shaun Cassidy, and Cole (b. 1995) and Jack (b. 1998) via her son Patrick Cassidy.

Her ex-"The Partridge Family" (1970), co-star and real-life stepson, David Cassidy, once admitted that he had a crush on her.

Is a vegetarian.

Jones and Ingels spent more than $100,000 to outbid two developers for a half-acre commercial lot in downtown Fawnskin, CA. They plan to turn it into a public park. [December 2001]

Measurements: 34-21-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Miss Pennsylvania 1952 first runner-up; her prize was a two year scholarship to the drama school at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Mother of Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy

Only child of Marjorie Williams, a strict strong-minded homemaker, and Paul Jones, owners of the Jones Brewing Company.